This is the third installment of Winds of Fury newsletter sent out in the end of every month/beginning of the next, depending on how busy the admin is. Although this is sent out to keep everyone up to date with the going-ons on the forum, in the roleplay and outside of it, let me remind you that the best way to keep track of things is to be in the middle of them! So do pop in, roleplay and don't forget us!
~*~ Out of Character (OOC) ~*~
The following members joined during the month of July: Livs, Srudk and Jana. Please make them feel welcome and find the time to roleplay with them and their lovely characters. Welcome, guys :)
This month saw the arrival of our 1000th post that we passed and as we are storming onward, I'd like to thank you all for being so active and creative and making Winds of Fury a place of your own. Without its' members active efforts to have fun above anything else, it would be but an empty shell. And seeing as we are now doing a long stretch from 1400 to 2000, let me assure you that upon reaching that milestone, there will be surprise waiting for all of us, Pern fans!
Quite a few of us took the opportunity of having a third character this month, creating even more wonderful possibilities to tweak the plot of the game and have an impact on the daily going-ons in Enkala Weyr. I'd especially like to cheer for all of you who have been picking up notable adoptables. Thanks to you, V'lery, J'cob, G'nys and M'kailo have found their players. Hope to see them frequently in the game!
Another news involves the opening of a second wing to have player characters in it. Under the leadership of J'cob, the Red Wing will be attempting to rival the Black in the competition for the best wing in Enkala! Until the wing has equally many player wingriders in it, all dragonrider characters created will go into the Red.
Please support our game in its efforts of becoming more popular, by clicking on the Topsites links in the bottom of the index page - one for the RPGD Fandom RPs Topsite and the other for the Pern Universe Topsites. While on the RPGD Topsite, also rate the game. It is currently in the 61-80 range and hopefully will climb the ranks with your assistance.
Tell your friends about Winds of Fury. If they are fans of Dragonriders of Pern series, they might be inclined to join up as well. I also encourage everyone to do a little advertising on their own. Use our button in your forum signature, put a link here or there. Subtly and tastefully of course, we don't want to be too pushy. I will tell you that recruiting will be the objective to the first OOC challenge I will post in August.
Again, thank you all for being such awesome community and rock on!
~*~ In Character (IC) ~*~
These are the wonderful and exciting new characters created during the month of July 2010: Kiera, Ava, J'cob, G'nys, Jh'nin, Corvin, S'lene, L'nai and M'kailo. Some of them are quite important rank wise and others are just great fun! I'm sure they will all find interesting and awesome scenes to be a part of.
Life at Enkala has been continuing and many say things have improved since the change in Weyrleadership. Although the new wing settings are not to everyone's liking, the new Wingleaders are doing their best to setting their wingriders up with the necessary skill-sets and desire to do what they were born to do - to fight Thread in less than a Turn now. Since being shuffled, the Black Wing has taken a little tumble from it's high seat but with the state all the other Wings are in, it is of no consequence. The dragonriders at Enkala Weyr have a massive amount of work still ahead just getting ready to fly Thread.
A slight stir in the Weyr was in the beginning of the month when the young green dragon Kirith rose to mate for the very first time. The morning after found quite a few awkward couples in the private quarters and not all of them were... expected. The lovely green was captured by the blue Obileth and her rider found himself a weyrmate in the blue's rider. So all in all, everything worked out well enough.
The gold dragon has been getting heavier with eggs and bets have been made as to how many eggs she will clutch in the end of the 8th Month. Some say it will be the biggest Clutch at Enkala, others remain skeptical. Sure, she rose to mate conveniently this time but how about the next Turn? The flow of new dragons must be constant from there-on due to the dire need the Weyr and the surrounding areas are. The Queen herself and her rider don't seem worried and carry on toward the Clutching happily enough.
The Searchdragons are now sent out in full capacity, aiming to bring in at least three times the amount of eggs of Candidates in order to give the Hatchlings plenty of choice among those who Stand. If you have an idea for a Candidate character, please contact Nyaare with it.
If you check out the Weyrwoman's Quarters for the Weyr Personnel Records and find yourself an NPC you would like to adopt, don't be shy! They are most of them, open for grabs and would be yours and yours alone if you take them up. There are still openings for various positions in the Weyr like the Weyrlingmaster, another healer and all kinds of Crafters - smith, weaver, herdcrafter, painter. The choices are endless and completely yours.